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“Lovely room, lovely gardens, lovely breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
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4808 Jones Road, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Oak Harbor B&B and Inns
Kansas City, MO
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“Lovely room, lovely gardens, lovely breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

What a peaceful place, away from everything and overlooking the water. Larry was very kind and brought me breakfast in my room. The gardens are beautiful with a hammock overlooking the bluff and rocking chairs in the room! Great place for relaxing.

I think it was easier to get to the Anacortes Ferry terminal from here than it would have been staying in Anacortes! And a much lovelier drive.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We booked one night at The Bluff on Whidbey for the end of a week+ of camping and backpacking throughout the area. We arrived tired, grimy, and in need of respite. That is exactly what we found.

We booked the smaller room - Linden - on the ground floor. Every tiny detail had been planned out by our hosts. The entire process, from reservation to departure, is handled so smoothly. I have not seen their level of organization and thorough planning anywhere.

The views of the water out the Linden room's expansive window were perfect. The room was squeaky clean, top to bottom, and the TV, plush robes, and soft sheets, were just what we needed. Larry and Kathy were also very accommodating with our morning plans, allowing us to elect breakfast at an earlier time to fit with our ferry reservations. Larry even gave us some helpful tips for catching the ferry! Much appreciated by out-of-towners. At breakfast, the coffee was perfect and the next day we were still talking about the locally grown strawberries.

I have already recommended The Bluff on Whidbey to a friend traveling to Whidbey Island next month.

Room Tip: The Linden room was the perfect size for us, but both rooms appeared very private and cozy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited The Bluff on Whidbey to run the Whidbey Half marathon. Larry and Kathy were amazing host! The first morning we were there breakfast was clearly made with experience and lots of love, Kathy was happy to meet special needs (I'm vegaterian, and someone else staying that weekend was gluten free). The morning of the race Kathy had tons of fruit and wholesome foods laid out for us and the other couple staying who was also running the race. It was such a comfortable stay, they were there for anything we needed, but not on top of us at all, we had plenty of space in beautiful accommodations with beautiful large windows, heated bathroom floor, a fireplace...and a ceiling fan! There was a great looking hot tub, but we didn't find the time to enjoy it. I love having a ceiling fan! On top of everything, Larry and Kathy are just really nice, friendly people; it felt like staying with old friends. Larry even dropped us off and picked us up from the marathon!! They were even nice enough to let us come back after the race, clean up and told us to take our time leaving...talk about going the extra mile!! This place should be booked soild year around; We are already planning to stay there next year for the 2014 marathon.

P.S. I'm really keen on how clean a place is....even the top of the door ledges were dustless! I'm couldn't find dust or cobwebs anywhere. I'd rate most places as satisfactory, but this place was excellent! They have all the details nailed down!

Room Tip: We stayed in the ground level suite, it was perfect!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBluffonWhidbey, Owner at The Bluff on Whidbey, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Well, Dave,

thank you very much for that extremely nice review.... these reviews are an increasingly important way for travelers to pick and for hosts to acquire future guests, so such a note helps us greatly.

Larry
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Cranbrook, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

One of the best B&B choices in our travels coast to coast - Larry & Kathy provide top-notch service and comfort for their guests in a beautifully restored heritage home. The guest rooms are in a new addition with private entries, decks & an immaculate hot tub (robes provided). We enjoyed the fabulous spring bloom at the Tulip Festival in La Conner / Mt Vernon. This B&B is on nearby Whidbey Island away from the crowds. Such a wonderful getaway... we highly recommend this B&B.

Room Tip: The Lynden is at ground level with deck & hot tub outside the private entry.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed a weekend getaway to Whidbey Island at our now favorite bed & breakfast. We stayed in the Cicero room and fell in love with the space and the view. It was completely quiet and private, had nice furniture and amenities, and our breakfast was always hot and delicious. We also enjoyed chatting with the owners whenever we ventured out of our room. The garden and grounds along the bluff are beautiful, and it was also fun to be followed around by the resident cat, Rocky.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My boyfriend booked a room at this B&B for the night of August 21, 2012. I knew we were staying somewhere that night but he did not tell me where or why. He proposed on the beach at Deception Pass and then we drove to the B&B for the night. It was the perfect place for a romantic getaway/evening. Larry and Kathy are wonderful B&B owners. They were kind and helpful. We enjoyed sitting in the chairs on the bluff and taking in the breathtaking views. We enjoyed a walk around the gardens, along with the incredibly charming cat, Rocky! We went into Anacortes for dinner, came back with wine and enjoy the evening in the hot tub.

We stayed in the Lynden Room (I believe the smaller of the 2 rooms). The bed was comfortable and the sheets divine. It was a lovely room.

They brought breakfast into us in the morning and we enjoyed it while taking in a few last looks at the beautiful yard/scenary. Breakfast was DELICIOUS and the coffee was perfect. We are still talking about the breakfast and hoping to attempt to recreate it!

This bed and breakfast is magnificent. I am from Washington State originally (Mount Vernon) but live in Kentucky now. My fiance and I both agree that we will plan to visit for a night every time we come to Washington.

Stay here, you will understand why!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Island Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Convenient to Rt 20, near Deception Pass and not to far from Whidbey Island Winery's (Green Bank Farm is great). Complimentary wi-fi. Very clean. Friendly owners with good local recommendations. The best part...the views from the bluff! I'd recommend to get a bottle of wine and sit on the hammock or chairs and watch the night fall over the waters and mountain views.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 4808 Jones Road, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
Location: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Oak Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bluff is located 200 feet above the shores of Puget Sound near the swirling waters and towering forests of Deception Pass State Park. The expansive views over the country gardens are dominated by the North Cascades and Mt. Baker. Surrounded by two wooded ravines and 300 feet of coastline, The Bluff is private and secluded. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to inquire as to availability. ... more   less 

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